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Predictable Pope-Smearing Ensues

AliveInHim Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 1:34 AM
Some Indians owned black slaves. The seeds of emancipation were sown in the Founding Documents; Washington's slaves were freed upon his death. Economic realities being what they were, imposing 'presentism' on a culture we could hardly begin to appreciate as being necessary in order to get the American experiment underway is no virtue.

I am not a Catholic, but I find the concerted efforts to smear various Popes to be disgusting and contemptible.  In the case of Pope Francis, according to the Vatican, anti-clerical left-wing outlets are trying to accuse him -- without any evidence -- of wrongdoing during the reign of a military junta from 1976-1983.  

Left-wingers in the United States responded predictably, with Michael Moore tweeting out a picture later revealed as a hoax, purportedly of Pope Francis offering communion to an Argentine dictator (to his credit, Moore issued a correction).

It should be obvious that the attacks have...